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Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International to move to SAGE Publishing

February 17, 2016

Los Angeles, CA- SAGE Publishing is pleased to announce that it has partnered with ABSA International to publish Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International. ABSA International is committed to promoting global biosafety awareness, preventing exposures of biohazards in the laboratory and releases to the environment, and developing and sharing best safety practices among biosafety professionals, architects, engineers, and researchers that handle these substances through the publication of Applied Biosafety.

Applied Biosafety publishes new biosafety research, editorials, commentaries, reviews, policy issues, and position papers. The quarterly journal encourages submissions that further the profession of biosafety, biotechnology, research, medicine, and all related professions.

“As the largest biosafety association in the world, with the only peer-reviewed biosafety journal, ABSA International is excited about the positive impact of our partnership with SAGE,” commented Edward J. Stygar, III, Executive Director of ABSA International. “This partnership will not only assist Applied Biosafety to expand its global accessibility but also improve the quality and diversity of submissions. We anticipate increased global readership and awareness of biosafety and biosecurity issues and practices. This is a great step for Applied Biosafety and worldwide biosafety practices.”

Comprised of more than 1,400 biosafety professionals and practitioners throughout the world, ABSA International was founded in 1984 to promote and expand biological safety expertise. ABSA conducts biosafety courses at the beginner and advanced levels, as well as hosting an Annual Biological Safety Conference to keep its members informed of current biosafety issues and regulatory initiatives, which are also addressed in the journal.

Applied Biosafety advances knowledge that informs policy and shapes the laboratory practices that prioritize human and environmental health,” commented Bob Howard, Vice President of Journals, SAGE Publishing. “We look forward to working with ABSA International to increase the journal’s impact and further the development of effective biosafety practices internationally.”

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 900 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. www.sagepublishing.com

ABSA International— The Association's goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety information. www.absa.org

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